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The Devil's Gateway

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (10), Female (6), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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... And all the while on Greenham Common, women are taking action. Against the bomb; and against the patriarchal system that would drop it. We're used, Daniels writes, to seeing men go off to war but we should get used to women going off...

Byrthrite

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (12), Female (11), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Set in the seventeenth century, Sarah Daniels' play Byrthrite tells the story of a group of women who, using a variety of tactics and paths, fight back against the growing, male-dominated obsession with herbal medicine, so-called...

Ripen Our Darkness

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (12), Female (7), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... service on time: and she the wife of a church warden. Pity her poor husband. In Ripen Our Darkness, Daniels casts an acerbic eye over the relationship between church and the state of the churchmen's marriages: from the put...

Beside Herself

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...St. Dymphna's is a halfway house for people with mental illness. On the board of management there sits Evelyn, an MP's wife, who is struggling desperately to make people like her; helping her father round the house, acceding to colleagues...

The Madness of Esme and Shaz

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (8), Female (8), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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... Daniels Plays: 2, 'Introduction', 1994. Recently released on probation, Shaz is troubled by her past and the crime she committed that sent her away. The probation services have teamed her up with Esme, a woman in her...

Masterpieces

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (19), Female (7), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...Masterpieces is a fiery and uncompromising condemnation of pornography and the objectification of women. The play opens on three couples having dinner in a restaurant, exchanging sexist jokes. The response is varied: some...

The Gut Girls

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...The women of Deptford Foreign Cattle Market are up to their elbows in the guts of animals, working twelve or thirteen hours a day preparing meat for London's butcher shops. They are pilloried, and marginalised, even if they are well-paid...

Head-Rot Holiday

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 24, Roles: Total (9), Female (9), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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... Head-Rot Holiday follows the stories of three women – Dee, Ruth and Claudia – who have each been imprisoned for various crimes, for which their punishment is to be 'treatment'. In her introduction, Daniels writes that she...

Neaptide

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (26), Female (14), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...Neaptide by Sarah Daniels is a modern story of custody battles, sexual identity and gender politics, framed around the ancient myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone. Claire is a history teacher at a local school...